“Come. Test yourself in the trials. Find the way through the darkness.”
This cryptic message begins the teaser for an upcoming Destiny competitive multiplayer event called the Trials of Osiris, to be released alongside House of Wolves on May 19th. What Trials of Osiris entails is mostly a mystery at this point. The short teaser reveals new gear and weapons that can presumably be obtained in the event, all falling under the Egyptian-esque aesthetic theme.
A full reveal for the Trials of Osiris will take place today at 11AM PST (2PM EST), on the official Bungie Twitch channel. The live stream will explain everything there is to know about the new event, and it will be hosted by Derek Carroll and Lars Bakken, two designers from Bungie that worked on the Crucible (Destiny‘s competitive multiplayer content). Carroll and Bakken will be joined by a special guest community member, who goes by the handle Triplewreck.
Trials of Osiris will be added to Destiny alongside the House of Wolves expansion, but it is not made clear by the video if House of Wolves will be required to play the content. After all, Bungie teased a substantial update for the game to coincide with the release of House of Wolves expansion, and it could be that Trials of Osiris was partly what they were referring to.
In the meantime, House of Wolves is bringing a bevy of additional content besides the Trials of Osiris competitive multiplayer event. For example, a brand new social space known as The Reef is being introduced to the game in the new expansion, marking the first new social area in the game since the Tower.
In addition, a brand new co-op mode is being added in the form of the Prison of Elders. This cooperative battle arena is actually the main cooperative experience for the DLC, as Bungie has confirmed that House of Wolves will not feature a new Raid.
All of this content from the House of Wolves expansion, including the Trials of Osiris Crucible event, will be available in just a couple of weeks, so fans of Destiny don’t have to wait long to sink their teeth into it.
Despite a vocal minority against the game, Destiny has proven to be wildly successful for both Bungie and publisher Activision, becoming the third best-selling game of 2014 in the process. House of Wolves is bringing to the table a dizzying amount of new content, and it looks to entertain the Destiny faithful (some more faithful than others), while also bringing back those that have strayed from the game in the months since its release.